Colorado State University boasts a rich and proud basketball tradition that dates back 100 years, and the school's volleyball team currently is riding the longest streak of success ever achieved by a single CSU program. Part of that proud history includes one of the most distinctive and effective homecourt playing facilities in the nation. Moby Arena is a cozy and intimate playing facility nestled in the heart of the university's central campus area.
The venue features the pride and tradition of the Rams' program that dates back 100 years, and a newness associated with a recent renovation.
When the renovation was complete, the entire facility had undergone a major facelift, including all-new seating, a new locker room and player lounge area for all of the department's sport programs, meeting rooms, and an auditorium.
At the conclusion of the 2000-01 season, another renovation took place in Moby Arena when an entirely new playing surface was installed. More than 23,000 square feet of hardwood was put down on the floor of the arena.
The combination of an attractive playing facility, Colorado State's rich athletic history, and local university support combine to form Moby Madness.
Colorado State's athletic programs that call Moby home have thrived through the years due to commitment and support throughout the university and the community.
The Thurman "Fum" McGraw Athletic Center opened in 1999 and houses the athletic department's staff, coaches, ticket office and the academic support area. The McGraw Center includes two additions to the Moby Arena complex.
On the south side of the arena is an addition that includes new locker rooms for male and female athletes, training room and equipment room areas, a weight room and an injury rehabilitation center. The new facility ranks among the most efficient in the nation. It provides Colorado State's student-athletes with state-of-the-art training facilities. Critical to the new facility is the training and rehabilitation center for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of athletic-related injuries.
One of the focal points of Moby Arena is the Colorado State Sports Hall of Fame Room. The exhibit features plaques and awards for members of the school's Sports Hall of Fame. Boosters, fans, alumni and supporters of the program have the opportunity to visit the reception area and see displays tracing the history and tradition of Colorado State athletics.
Moby Arena offers a gameday experience like no other. Fans of all ages in Fort Collins can enjoy top-notch college volleyball and basketball in one of the most fan friendly and intimate settings in the country.
As one of the most unique playing facilities in the nation, Moby Arena has been home to Rams basketball since midway through the 1966 season. It is a 8,745-seat, whale-shaped venue that is used throughout the year.
The arena served as the setting for the 1976 movie, One On One, starring Robby Benson, Annette O'Toole, G.D. Spradlin, Gaill Strickland, and Melanie Griffith. The story was written by Benson and Jerry Segal and directed by Lamont Johnson. It was filmed on Colorado State's campus in 1975, and released a year later. Benson starred as prep basketball standout from Ault, Colo., named Henry Steele, who gets to play big-time basketball at Western University, but finds along the way he must make difficult decisions when confronted with corruption and cheating. The film's working title was Catch A Falling Star.
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